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#ILLRIDEWITHYOU is for bigots and white narcissists: Muslims should charge them by the mile

illridewithyou #ILLRIDEWITHYOU is for bigots and white narcissists: Muslims should charge them by the mile

 

As murderous Islamist Man Haron Monis/Sheik Haron held hostages in a Sydney chocolate shop, the BBC wrote this:

As a gunman holds people hostage in a cafe in Sydney, thousands of messages of support have been posted online for Muslims in Australia who are afraid of an Islamophobic backlash.

Got that? It’s not the jihadi with the gun and the bloody threats made true (two innocent people dead) we should worry about, it’s us. People tuning in on the telly and commenting online are so slack-jawed and reactionary they will see the gurning maniac and think they should race riot.

Idiots don’t need telling. They’re already in the club:

 

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Did the ADL storm Lakemba, a suburb in south-western Sydney with a sizaeble Muslim population? No. It was just white fascists identifying with a deeply troubled, mentaly negligible man who posed no threat to Australian society as a whole. They saw in him a kindred spirit.

What Monis did was terrorise and kill people in a cafe. Terrible stuff. But let’s not amplify it. Let’s not magnify the lone nutter’s impact. Well, not unless in doing so it can make us look good in public.

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Posted: 16th, December 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


False rape: the Scottsboro Boys become the model for UVA and campus crimes against men

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In this April 7, 1933 file photo, Ruby Bates sits in the witness stand in a courtroom in Decatur, Ala. Saying that Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick had urged her to tell the truth, Bates denied that the nine black teenagers, known as the Scottsboro Boys, had assaulted her and her companion Victoria Price.

 

Remember the Scottsbroro Boys? They were the nine Afro-American men tried and jailed for the rape of two white women in 1930s Alabama. The men – all of them – were innocent.

The State made the people fit the cime.

Today, so-called lad culture is being used to portray men on the street and on university campuses as rapists-in-waiting. We live in more equal age: whites and black men are all as guilty.

Professor Dan Carter first published his book on the Scottsboro Boys trials as long ago as 1969. He wrote:

“One day in the spring of 1931 a group of hobos, black and white, were travelling on a train in north Alabama. A fight broke out and the train had to be stopped near the town of Scottsboro. Nine young black men – the youngest was 13 – were arrested.

“But then the Deputy Sheriff realised two of the white hobos were in fact women. The young women worried they might be accused of prostitution, so they accused the black boys of having raped them.

“I think anyone today who studied the evidence would conclude no rapes occurred. In any case, what happened after March 1931 took on an astonishing life of its own. What happened on the train was just a part of the story.”

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Posted: 10th, December 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jackie said ‘no’ to Rolling Stone: how the magazine passed the University of Virginia rape story

sabrina rubin erdely Jackie said no to Rolling Stone: how the magazine passed the University of Virginia rape storySo. How did Jackie’s story of being a victim of gang rage at a University of Virginia fraternity ever make it into Rolling Stone? She didn’t want it in print. But the story fitted an agenda.

It was published.

Rather than being a shining beacon of truth and light in a pit of hidden depravity on campus, the horror has become like those 1980s stories of ritualised Satanic Abuse and other tales that instil fear and panic in the reader.

Rolling Stone’s veteran Matt Taibbi’s is aghast. He tweets:

* A few words about this UVA business, since people are asking…

* First, like everyone else at the magazine, I’m both mortified and sorry — for the public, for anyone affected, and for the source herself.

* Managing Editor Will Dana is a mentor and friend who has always had my back and is one of the few true good people in this business.* I’m broken up for him.

* People also need to understand that the mistake here did not involve the fact-checking department.

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Posted: 7th, December 2014 | In: Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kyron Horman says: let’s tie Terri Horman to a tree and beat her with sticks

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n this June 11, 2010 file photo, the family of missing 7-year-old Kyron Horman, from left, Tony Young, his mother Desiree Young, his stepmother Terri Horman and his father Kaine Horman stand together during a news conference, in Portland, Ore.

 

Kyron Horman – Anorak’s look at the story of the misssing Oregon child in the news. And the news is that police do not know what happened to Kyron Horman. They do not yet know if a crime befell him. The entire investigation is based on one thing: getting Kyron’s step-mother, Terri Mouton Horman, to tell them she did it. Only, she says she didn’t. And the local police’s ham-fisted attempts to entrap her and work with the media to force a confession have failed miserably.

If this case ever comes before a judge, you wonder how it has not already been prejudiced.

The hunt for Kyron Horman has battered freedom, not boosted it. The media-led public criminalisation of someone who hasn’t been convicted of a crime should give you goosebumps.

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Posted: 5th, December 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (17) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tabloid Tropes: the Daily Star holds the front page for Big Brother

The Daily Star (prop. Richard Desmond) often leads with news of Big Brother, the show on Channel 5 (prop. R. Desmond).

Do the ownber’s business interests impace on the Star’s editorial policy? Of course not. It’s just that Big Brother (peop. R. Desmond) is such huge news is must be on the front page. These headlines appeared on the paper of record in 2014. We haven’t included the small front-page snippets, just the big splashes:

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Posted: 4th, December 2014 | In: Key Posts, News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tabloid Tropes: The Daily Express cured Alzheimer’s in 2014

The Daily Express spent a large part of 2014 talking about Dementia. The story never went anywhere, but then… do its readers know?

 

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Posted: 4th, December 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann Arrests, Clues And Trolls: All The 2014 Front Pages

Madeleine McCann is the story that keeps on spinning. When the innocent child went missing, the voracious media embarked on a feeding frenzy. Kate and Gerry McCann, her parents, were libelled, so too was Robert Murat. Books were written. TV shows were inspired. Fact became merged with fiction. Sensation was presented as truth. And all the while the child the press renamed ‘Our Maddie’ remained vanished.

2014 has not been a bumper year for storirs of Out Maddie, but there have been many many front page, mostly in the Daily Express, Daily Star and Daily Mirror. The paper talk is off “Maddie Cops” making arrests “soon”, “suspects”, “quizzes”, “diggings”, “clues” and “trolls”.

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Posted: 3rd, December 2014 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Crap Advent Calendars: One Direction’s Niall Horan Does A Runny Poo

Much excitement at Anorak Towers are we open the flaps on the first One Direction advent calendar window.

 

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The first flaps are situated on Niall Horan’s backside.

 

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D’lish.

Five boys one runny cip.

 

Posted: 1st, December 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Effects Of The Abortion Ban On Teenage Girls And Men In El Salvador

El Salvador hs banned abortion. Amnesty has distilled the effects of this horror into an animated video:

 

Any woman seeking an abortion is now a criminal.

Open Democracy has more:

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Posted: 27th, November 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


From #IS To #Ferguson: Drugged Jihadis Offer To Kill For Justice And Muslim Converts In America

Ferguson is burning. And on the web, a Islamic State jihadi makes the poepls burning and marching for justice an offer:

Accept islam & give bayah to abu bakr al baghdadi & then we will send u soldiers that dont sleep !

Convert to militant, murderous Islam and the Islamic State will ride into Ferguson to murder the Christians, Jews, Hindus and Buddhsits and ban your sister and mum from going out alone.

Sure one white cop killed an unarmed black man, but he enver tried hard enough. With IS, lots of armed Muslims will kill millions of unarmed people. Think big, Ferguson!  Freedom is yours to grasp!

Crisis over, America, you’ve just be raffirmed.

 

 

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If The Beastie Boys did Jihad

 

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Posted: 26th, November 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Westminster Paedos: Spartacus, The D-Notices, Martin Allen Returns And A Liverpool Shrine

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Westminster child abuse: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the story of politicians sexually abusing children.

Yesterday the Home Secretary Theresa May went on Andrew Marr’s BBC show to tell everyone:

“How was it that in the past, but continuing today, the very institutions of the state that should be protecting children were not doing so? Why was it that these abuses were able to take place and that nobody was brought to justice as a result of that. We must as a society, I believe, get to the truth of that and because I think what we’re seeing is frankly – what we’ve already seen revealed – is only the tip of the iceberg on this issue.”

That was incredible. In looking for a conspiracy in the Tory Party over the 1970s and 1980s, a leading Tory adds her weight to the whispers. The top of the iceberg is based on very little fact. Is the iceberg just more of the same?

Mrs May has announced an independent inquiry to look into past abuse claims. The inquiry has been delayed by the resignations of Baroness Butler-Sloss and Fiona Woolf, the government’s first two choices to chair it.

Both stepped down after criticism over their personal links to senior figures from the 1980s. But speaking on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show, Mrs May said it was “so important” to have the wide-ranging inquiry.

 

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Police are at the pre-inquiry inquiry stage. They have been presented with many claims but few facts.

Mrs May said it was still “not possible” to say whether there had been a cover-up over the claims, despite a review into how the Home Office dealt with files alleging abuse from 1979-99.

The independent review by Peter Wanless, head of the NSPCC, which was published earlier this month, said it was impossible to say whether files were removed to cover up abuse – but found nothing to support such a claim.

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Posted: 24th, November 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tommie Rose’s Treats Will Settle Your Jamie Oliver Indigestion

PA 2310099 Tommie Roses Treats Will Settle Your Jamie Oliver Indigestion

Tommie Rose, 15, made what the Daily Mirror calls a “fortune” by selling food to his fellow pupils at Buile Hill High School, Salford. He employs casual labour, paying two mates £5.50 a day. Tommie earns £60-£70a day. Not too shabby.

But rather than being praised, Tommie Rose is being threaned with expulsion unless he gives up the day job.

Tommie has been here before. In 2011, he was suspended for 10 days for selling his lovely treats at the Oasis Academy in Salford. So. He changed schools. And he set about earning some more dough.

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Posted: 21st, November 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Emily Thornberry And Labour Hate ‘White Man’s Gulch’

Poor old Emily Thornberry. She’s the Labour MP who mocked Dan Ware’s home in Rochester.  Dan lives in home that displays flags supporting his country and West Ham United FC. He drives a white van. Intrepid Emily, who had journeyed from Islington to a neat road in Kent where working people live, thought it a hoot to show this cultural oddity to her Twitter followers.

We say poor Emily becuase having resigned her job in the shadow cabinet, Emily could argue she was only giving Labour suppoters what they wanted.

Mocking the white working class is ok, you see. Sure, the Daily Mirror today asks:

What does shadow Labour minister Emily Thornberry mean by this photo?

 

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The Mirror quotes other Labour MPs, keen to show that not all the Party’s MPs are possess the Victorian colonial spirit:

Labour MP Simon Danczuk saying: “We all know what she was trying to imply. I’ve talked about this previously. It’s like the Labour party has been hijacked by the North London liberal elite and it’s comments like that which reinforce that view.”

Labour colleague Chris Bryant said: “The Labour Party was founded on the basis that everybody should be treated equally and that’s why Emily herself has said it’s a bit of an own goal.”

But Anorak readers will recall that its not just the London Labour elite who think white van man is a national embarrassment.

Mirror columnsit Brian Reade, a Liverpudlian, once journeyed to south-east London. In light of the murder of black teeanger Stephen Lawrence by a gang of white racists, Eltham was in the news. What he wrote was truly appalling:

Welcome to the Brook Estate in Eltham, south east London. The breeding ground of four of the five men accused of stabbing Stephen Lawrence to death as he waited for a bus a short walk away on the eve of St George’s Day six years ago.

Five products of a twisted philosophy drummed into them from birth. “If they’re black, stab ‘em in the back.”…

A way of life passed down from father to son. You see the link emerge in the fading white graffiti sprayed 30 years ago on the walls of the old railway bridges around the estate, written by the last generation of Eltham Boyz. In three feet high letters: “SKINHEADS.”…

Give me the father and I’ll give you the son who will give you the son who will abuse, persecute and even kill another human being for committing the heinous crime of not being born white.

Racism was inherited. Get the killers and purge the land.

This is White Man’s Gulch… This is E-reg Escort-land.

So much for anti-discrimination, eh. When did the entire white working class become pariahs?

GK Chesterton put it well:

“We are always ready to make a saint or prophet of the educated man who goes into cottages to give a little kindly advice to the uneducated,’ he wrote. But the real saints and prophets – those of the middle ages – were uneducated men ‘who walked into grand houses to give a little kindly advice to the educated.’ The wisdom of the poor was once deployed to moralise the rich; now that of the rich is used to demoralise the poor.”

Kicking the white working class is acceptable. What began with targeting football fans with new forms of control now extends to what car you drive and your home decor.

Emily Thornberry is not a rarity. She’s typical.

Posted: 21st, November 2014 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Westminster Paedophiles: The Elm Guest House, Vishal Mehrotra And Whispers

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THE Westminster Peadophile ring story continues to build:

The Times:

The detective who led the investigation into Britain’s most notorious child abusers said its files could provide evidence for Scotland Yard’s investigation of an alleged Westminster paedophile ring. Roger Stoodley said he would be delighted if the Metropolitan police were to reopen Operation Orchid, the inquiry into the Sidney Cooke gang, which abducted, abused and murdered children in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Posted: 20th, November 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Sun Says: Sick Footballers Bully Gemma Collins By Comparing Her To Wayne Rooney And Shrek

GEMMA Collins is out the I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! jungle and the Sun says she’s been bullied. No, not by a TV producer encouraging her to eat a kangaroo’s anus. Gemma’s been bullied by footballers on Twitter!

QUEENS Park Rangers ace Charlie Austin, 25, branded Gemma “the female Shrek” in a string of abusive posts on Twitter. His ex-Burnley team-mates Kieran Trippier, George Porter and Kevin Long also joined in.

Calling Gemma Collins Shrek is appalling. Hats off to the Sun for highlighting this shocking abuse:

 

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Calling another human being Shrek is a shocking low, says the Sun:

 

 

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The Sun ends with:

Their taunts came as the FA rolled out a week-long anti-bullying campaign.

Footballers are such bullies – even the ones who look like Shrek…

Posted: 20th, November 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Worst DJ Event Ever! A My Little Pony Disco Inferno

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EVER been to a disco that made you feel awkward, terrible and upset at the realisation that you were among your people?

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Posted: 19th, November 2014 | In: Anorak TV, Key Posts, Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Matt Taylor’s Shirt Lifts Off: Feminists Have Us In Stitches

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AND on its goes, the row over Dr Matt Taylor’s shirt.

Dr Sheldon:

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Mariah Hedges:

“Modern feminists’ focus on behaviour, its propensity for censorship and its increasingly anti-man rhetoric, is creating a dogmatic and divisive feminism that turns women into victims who need protecting from the big, bad world, rather than equipping women with the tools to tackle real issues of gender inequality.”

Jonah Goldberg:

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Posted: 19th, November 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Free Speech: The FA Wants Malky Mackay Charged With Thought Crimes

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Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay with player recruitment staff member Iain Moody (left) before the game

 

EAT your heart out Ched Evans, writing in the Telegraph Jason Burt turns his gaze on Malky Mackay, the former Cardiff City manger whose offensive private emails became a public stick with which to beat him.

It was alleged Mackay shared racist, homophobic and misoynistic texts with former Cardiff colleague Iain Moody, who resigned his position as Crystal Palace sporting director shortly after the messages came to light.

Let’s look again at what was found:

“Go on, fat Phil. Nothing like a Jew that sees money slipping through his fingers.” On football agent Phil Smith.

“He’s a snake, a gay snake. Not to be trusted.” Referring to an official at another club.

“Not many white faces amongst that lot but worth considering.” Referring to a list of potential signings.

“I bet you’d love a bounce on her falsies”

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Posted: 17th, November 2014 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jimmy Savile Compensation: Victims Roll Up To The Great Charity Give Away

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Slogans painted on the cottage owned by Jimmy Savile in Glencoe, Scotland.

 

HOW much does one of Sir Jimmy Savile’s victims get? The Sun knows:

OUTRAGED victims of Jimmy Savile have been told to expect payouts of just £7,500.

Surely the victims are more outraged that the BBC and NHS’s pet paedo got away with his alleged crimes?

Those targeted by the sex beast are expected to reject the “pitiful” compensation. It is thought people who were raped by the late DJ may get slightly more.

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Posted: 16th, November 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Incredible Pre-Photoshop Photo Of Kim Kardashian’s Ass For Paper Magazine

WHEN Kim Kardashain’s naked backside “broke the internet”, our pal Erin picked up her skewer.

 

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Posted: 13th, November 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Daily Mail History Of The Great British Sandwich

The Daily Mail aks a question about the Great British Sandwich:

 

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Rightly, the death of the Great British sandwich (surely the hungry editor’s yell as a headline – ed) has been highlighted by the paper of record. A Great British traditional is being undone by foreigners.

Let’s take a look at the Great British sandwich in history.

 

The Inventor:

 

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Earl of Sandwich John Montagu, who is a direct descendent of the inventor of the sandwich, poses for members of the media during the opening of his first hot sandwich bar, in central London, Monday April 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Posted: 10th, November 2014 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


I Can See The Music: Vinly Records At 1000 Magnification

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EVER wonder what a needle on a vinyl record looks like at 1000x magnification?

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Here’s what it looks like in action:

 

Spotter: @marcrobichaud

Posted: 8th, November 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music, Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


American Soccer’s Greatest Players: When Football Went Disco

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A passerby scratches his head as he studies a sign posted in a window at Warner Communications, Inc., on Tuesday, June 11, 1975 in Rockefeller Center at New York, announcing the appearance of Brazilian soccer great Pele on Sunday as a member of the New York Cosmos, a professional soccer team owned by Warner. (AP Photo/ Ron Frehm)

 

NEW YORK COSMOS have had a bewildering array of fantastic players, and the latest in the club’s bumpy history is the Spanish legend, Raul. The Real Madrid superhuman decided to come out of retirement to play for the club made famous by Pele.

As well as being a player, Raul is all set to take on the role of technical adviser to the club’s soon-to-be opened youth academy, which he’ll look after when he’s retired.

“Everyone throughout the soccer world knows the Cosmos name and the legacy of the players that played for this team previously,” Raul said in a statement. “They helped establish soccer in America and I’m honoured to follow in their footsteps. I believe in this club’s vision and I’m excited to be a part of that.”

 

 

Of course, moving to New York doesn’t hurt either, and no doubt, he’ll be on fantastic amounts of money. You’d be mad not to!

Likewise, back in the ’70s and ’80s, footballers from all over the world saw the footballing goldrush of America. When the NASL started to become more popular and investors started throwing their money around, everyone started taking notice.

It was the arrival of Pele at NY Cosmos that saw the floodgates open and a huge number of footballers going Stateside for a huge paycheck and all the coke and champagne they could stomach in America’s disco clubs.

 

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So with that, let us look at some of the true greats that moved to America, just like David Villa and Frank Lampard are doing in the winter of their careers right now.

And be sure to watch all the videos because there’s a corker tucked away in there.

 

Johann Cruyff

The mighty Cruyff left Europe to play in the sunshine, ending up playing for the Washington Diplomats and LA Aztecs. He, of course, scored one of the most memorable goals in the league’s history.

 

 

Pele

The player that really opened America up was Pele when he moved to the NY Cosmos. Little needs to be said about that, other than it must’ve been absolutely brilliant in New York with all those superstars dossing about the place.

 

 

George Best

Post Manchester United, it feels like Georgie Best played for just about everyone. Somewhere in there, he managed to sup his way around America, working on his tan at Los Angeles Aztecs, Fort Lauderdale Strikers and San Jose Earthquakes. Between one-night stands and hangovers, he managed to score the NASL’s greatest goal.

 

 

Franz Beckenbauer

Also at NY Cosmos was the technical brilliance of Der Kaiser. You can imagine he took it all quite seriously, which must have been borderline hilarious to everyone else there.

 

 

Eusebio

Eusebio left his beloved Benfica and decided to get one last payday. America beckoned and he found himself lording it up with the Boston Minutemen, Toronto Metros-Croatia and Las Vegas Quicksilvers. Openly in it for the money, but no-one minded. He’s Eusebio. He can do what he wants.

 

 

Giorgio Chinaglia

Napoli legend, Chinaglia rocked up at the New York Cosmos like he owned the place, regardless of who was there. Arrogant, bullish and egocentric, Chinaglia was the disco strut of that famous team and he knew it. However, he wasn’t Pele, which drove him mad. Cue: sporting soap operas galore!

 

 

Geoff Hurst

World Cup winner Geoff Hurst buggered off to play for the Seattle Sounders. He banged some goals in and picked up his money. Below, you can see his debut. He must have wondered what he’d let himself in for.

 

 

Carlos Alberto

Pele’s captain, Carlos Alberto also went to the NY Cosmos. It doesn’t matter what he did or didn’t do, because he’s Carlos Alberto who scored perhaps the most perfect goal in World Cup history.

 

 

Gerd Muller

The brilliant Munich hitman, Gerd Muller, went to Ft Lauderdale and thrashed a load of goals in while growing an absolutely magnificent beard (as seen above with a disappointingly clean-shaven George Best). 38 goals in 71 appearances, and then he rightly put his feet up.

 

 

AND FINALLY

Peter Withe made his way to America, playing for the Portland Timbers. The best record of his time there is getting involved in a tussle the a player and squaring up to a referee just after a cameraman gets taken out with a thunderous clearance from close range. Bravo lads. Bravo.

 

Posted: 30th, October 2014 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Crap Cockneys: And The Nominations For The Worst London Accent Are…

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Crap Cockneys

And the nominations for the worst London accent are…

 

Dick van Dyke (Mary Poppins)

The mother lode. To quote his song, ‘even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious’, there is something supercalifragilisticexpialidocious about Dick’s seminal cockney performance…

 

 

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Posted: 25th, October 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0